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A Statement on: Calling for the Preservation of Brotherly Ties and the Rejection of Conflict and Disagreement

Author : General Ifta’ Department

Date Added : 03-04-2014

All praise is due to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds, peace and blessings be upon Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions and all those who have followed in his footsteps until the Day of Resurrection:

Dear fellow believers!

Allah has warned us in the Glorious Quran against disagreement and conflict leading to failure, He said: “And obey God and His Messenger, and do not quarrel with one another, lest you falter and your strength fade; and be patient. Surely God is with the patient.”{Al-Anfal/46}.Reprehensible disagreement and conflict lead to exchanging accusations, arousing sectarianism and widening  disunity within the Muslim nation. This results in failures and weaknesses, and hinders  society from progress and prosperity for all of these negative aspects are tantamount to corruption that is denied by any reasonable person.

Allah has urged the Muslim community to hold together and to cooperate just like one body; when one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever. Therefore, He warned against disagreements that end with quarrel and division, and commanded holding fast to His solid bond for He says: “ And hold fast to God's bond, together, and do not scatter; remember God's grace upon you when you were enemies, and He brought your hearts together so that by His grace you became brothers...”{Al`Imran/103}. When Muslims complied with this heavenly guidance, their hearts were brought together against all enemies, and whenever the enemies tried to scatter them, they remembered the Prophet`s saying: “Do not (become infidels) revert to disbelief after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another (killing each other)”{Bukhari and Muslim}.Therefore, all of us have to resort to constructive dialogue and advice to achieve the desired reform.                                                                                                                                            .

Dear fellow believers!

Abide by the above Hadith (prophetic saying)  and the teachings of the Prophet(PBUH) and those of the Holy Quran for  the Prophet (PBUH) says: “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue or his hands. ”{Bukhari and Muslim}.He further says: “And anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet. (i.e. abstain from all kinds of evil and dirty talk).”{Bukhari and Muslim}.

It is incumbent upon us as Muslims to refrain from acts that cause conflict and division so as not to undermine the unity of our homeland. Instead, we should join forces to achieve all that is good to our religion, country, community, and nation. Allah says in the Holy Quran: “ Help one another to righteousness and piety; do not help one another to sin and enmity. And fear God; surely God is severe in retribution.”{Al-Ma`idah/2}.        

Dear brothers!

We should be a cause for all that is good and a hindrance to all that is evil for the Prophet(PBUH) said in this regard: “ Some people are a cause for all that is good and some are a cause for all that is evil; the former are blessed but the latter are disgraced”{Ibn Maajah}.

The General Iftaa` Department calls on all citizens to observe the teachings of Islam, discard all aspects of division, conflict and disagreement as well as  all factors that incite to enmity and hatred among the people of the community, and to follow the advice of the Prophet: “  I have left in you  that which will not lead you astray if you abide by it: The Holy Quran and the Prophetic tradition.”

We ask Allah, The Almighty, to safeguard our beloved country along with the rest of the Islamic countries, and praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds.

And peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you all.

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